OTTAWA, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ - A member of the Association des
enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) is the
recipient of a 2012 Special Recognition Award bestowed by the Canadian
Teachers' Federation (CTF). This award is presented annually to
individuals for meritorious service to education and/or the teaching
profession at the interprovincial, territorial, national or
international levels. Nathalie Ladouceur-Thomas was presented with the award by CTF President Paul Taillefer during a
meeting of AEFO's Provincial Council on June 16th, in Ottawa.
Mrs. Ladouceur-Thomas dedicates herself tirelessly to the success of her
students and the vitality of the Franco-Ontarian community. At École
secondaire catholique régionale de Hawkesbury, she was in charge of a
program aimed at fostering cultural pride in young Francophones. As
President of the Association canadienne-française de l'Ontario in
Prescott-Russell since 2008, she has been involved in many francophone
community events, namely the prestigious Banquet de la francophonie, an annual awards ceremony.
Mrs. Ladouceur-Thomas is also a dedicated union activist. In
British-Columbia, where she taught for 10 years, she cofounded a
mentorship program within her union. She was also Head of the union's
Social Justice Committee, and an instructor for the Roots of Empathy program. She is presently an active member of AEFO's Eastern Ontario
Catholic Unit and of the Provincial Committee on Womens' Leadership.
AEFO represents 10,000 teachers and education workers in Ontario's
French-language elementary and secondary schools, both Catholic and
public, and workers in other French-language establishments.
SOURCE Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO)
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